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**Saucy Apollo 12 Picture to fetch 10k (I never heard about this one-a must see)

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posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 10:40 AM
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A SAUCY photo of a topless model which was smuggled aboard an Apollo mission to the moon is set to be sold at auction — for an out of this world £10,000.

NOTE: The picture would be in this spot BUT due to T&C considerations, you will have to go to the main article Link: www.thesun.co.uk...


The cheeky snap was velcroed on the inside door of a cupboard full of scientific instruments on the second ever NASA mission to put men on the moon. When mission commander Charles Conrad and lunar module pilot Alan Bean were down on the moon, command module pilot Richard Gordan opened the cupboard and found DeDe.
It had been inscribed by the ground crew who smuggled it on board with "Map Of A Heavenly Body"

Playboy's DeDe was wearing a bow in her hair and wearing red knickers as she displayed her 34C orbs. The astronauts down on the moon were also surprised to find two Playboy centrefolds had been miniaturised and pasted into their spacesuit wrist cuff safety checklists. When Apollo 12 returned to earth after the ten-day mission, in which it orbited the moon 45 times and flew topless DeDe 475,000 miles, she signed the photograph for posterity.
The NASA flight became known as "The Flight of the Playboy Bunnies". DeDe's pic is now set to sell for £10,000.

No wonder they were so happy looking...

Source; www.thesun.co.uk...

I swear one can learn something new here at ATS everyday.

What a nice break from all the Congress woman /and all shooting etc.

Nice to see these men (and the ground crews) had some fun in them. I bet all of them laughed to their graves when they recounted those memories.

I am sure the Ground guys were just a buzzing-awaiting first word of what and when it was found. I wonder if there is even more to the story?

Anyone have any good info to contribute? Or know of any other funny/similar things happening like this? If so, please post up.

Now, just think if the Aliens would have captured this craft or found it's remains (if it had crashed). They would be able to look what we got down here, in the sense of woman.




posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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I guess maybe I am the only one that didn't know about this story.

I thought for sure many hadn't.

I thought for sure many more would add their own addage and or memories of the event. It must have been something, back then.

Maybe I'm wrong... just getting old-fashioned.



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 01:27 PM
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I wonder if there is added substance on that pic


Well anon very funny if nothing else 10k for that amazing.

Thanks



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 02:35 PM
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Originally posted by anon72
I guess maybe I am the only one that didn't know about this story.

I thought for sure many hadn't.

I thought for sure many more would add their own addage and or memories of the event. It must have been something, back then.

Maybe I'm wrong... just getting old-fashioned.


I would need the astronauts to verify those events. I trust the Sun about as much as I trust the National Inquier.

As an avid following of all things space in those days, I don't recall a single time ever hearing about the events then or since. Playboy magazine itself would have done a spread on it (no pun intended). I can easily be accused of being asleep these days, but not then, baby!



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 05:18 PM
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posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 06:08 PM
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Dude! Too funny man. Never seen those before.

I want to be on those type of missions. Screaming ME FIRST when they call for volunteers.

I wonder what an updated verison of that would be like. With a couple of today's starlets... and the lack of virtures so many of them display.

Better not though. We'll have aliens comng in from everywhere if that were to happen.

Thanks for putting those up. Made me laugh.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 02:35 AM
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I thought that might happen.

glad I got to see them.

I find it odd that none of our ATS Spaceperts chimed in on this. No memories or confirmations of the time this occurred.

Very surprised. Well, unless otherwise proven wrong, I am sticking with saying this event (the stashing of photos) did occur



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 06:01 AM
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Hmm. I've read several books on the Apollo missions and heard several interviews with Mission Commander Conrad, and had never heard this before. But then again, RR Auctions does indeed have this item,

from RR,

The unofficial fourth crew ‘mate’ of Apollo 12 Description Vintage color calendar photo of Playboy Playmate Miss August 1967, DeDe Lind, which was stowed away in the Apollo 12 command module Yankee Clipper during its November 1969 voyage to the moon. Measuring approximately 4.5 x 6.5, the topless image is an original taken from one of the 1969 calendars published by Playboy and features the month and year of the Apollo 12 mission—November 1969. Prior to the mission, it was affixed to a cardboard cue card and, unbeknownst to the crew, secreted onboard their spacecraft. Normal wear as one would expect from an object that made the approximately 475,000 mile round-trip journey to the moon and back, this flown iconic piece of 1960s pop culture still retains its Velcro strips which were used to affix it inside the spacecraft. As provenance, signed in black felt tip on the reverse by the mission’s command module pilot, “Flown on Apollo XII. Richard Gordon, CMP.” Accompanying as provenance is a 2009 COA signed by Gordon that reads in part: “This is to certify that the accompanying 4.5” x 6.25” cue card…did, indeed, accompany me on my trip to the moon in the Command Module Yankee Clipper aboard the historic Apollo 12 lunar landing mission…This cue card, which flew with me to the moon, has been in my sole possession and part of my personal space collection since my return from the moon in 1969 aboard America’s second lunar landing mission, and it remains one of the all-time greatest Apollo era astronaut ‘Gotcha’s!’” Also accompanied by a color 8.5 x 11 photo signed with a somewhat racy yet firmly tongue-in-cheek inscription by Lind, referencing her image’s journey to the moon. The ‘flight of the Playboy bunnies’ has gone down in astronaut lore as one of the most iconic astronaut pranks. As fellow Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean explored the lunar surface—with small black-and-white photocopied Playboy images pasted into the wrist cuff checklists of their spacesuits—Gordon was left alone onboard the command module to circle the moon. It was there, in the silence and loneliness of lunar orbit, that he discovered his surprise stowaway crew ‘mate.’ This cue card was affixed via Velcro strips to the inside of one of his command module lockers. A uniquely risqué item from a successful risky space voyage—this flown artifact remains one of only two known original Playboy bunny color likenesses to have made it to the moon and back! Pre-certified Scott Cornish and RRAuction COA.


RR Auctions- Apollo 12 Playboy



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 12:02 PM
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Well thank you for finding that and posting it up.

Good Man (or woman


Very interesting and funny. Good for the ground crew for keeping a little surprise hidden for the crew. Good Job.

I wonder if anyone ever got reprimanded. Be sad if they did-in hind sight.

Anyway, good find and thanks again.

I read this at you link:

A uniquely risqué item from a successful risky space voyage—this flown artifact remains one of only two known original Playboy bunny color likenesses to have made it to the moon and back!


I wonder what the other one was/looked like.

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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 12:23 PM
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Originally posted by anon72
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I thought that might happen.

glad I got to see them.

I find it odd that none of our ATS Spaceperts chimed in on this. No memories or confirmations of the time this occurred.

Very surprised. Well, unless otherwise proven wrong, I am sticking with saying this event (the stashing of photos) did occur


Well, when I see you guys have the subject covered so well and so thoroughly...


The first I heard about this was Episode 7 of From the Earth to the Moon (1998). For those of you who havent seen this Emmy award-winning miniseries, it is a terrific dramatization of the Apollo program done by the same guys who did the movie Apollo 13 (1995).

The Apollo Lunar Surface Journal mentions the "incident" and includes .pdf versions of the Cuff Checklists for both the commander (CDR - Pete Conrad) and lunar module pilot (LMP - Al Bean) that included some of the "incriminating" images. Also note the hand-written notes & drawings.

Enjoy!



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 01:44 PM
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You deserve a flag for that. Those cuff shots... great piece of .... history
) Actually two great pieces of.... history.

Learn something new everyday here at ATS.

Thank you!!!



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